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Hacked Indian Official Twitter Accounts Posted NFT Advertisements

A series of cyberattacks breached multiple Twitter accounts associated with the administrative and legislative bodies of India in the past few days. NFT-related content that promoted a project called “Azuki” was posted on the compromised accounts, making people speculate that the hackers were conducted by the same individuals or entities. The most recent victim came from the Twitter account owned by the Punjab unit of the Indian Congress – Punjab Congress. The breach rendered...

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Ledger-Shopify Data Breach Saga Not Over Yet, Another Class Action Lawsuit Filed

A group of Ledger users has filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court of Delaware against Global e-commerce platform Shopify, its third-party data consultant TaskUs as well as the hardware wallet maker itself. Another Lawsuit According to the official document, the plaintiffs accused Shopify and TaskUs of their “failure to exercise reasonable care in securing and safeguarding” user data connected to the 2020 data breach that affected Ledger SAS crypto...

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Axie Infinity Delays Origin Game Launch Due to Ronin Hack

Axie Infinity has announced postponing the launch of its much-anticipated play-to-earn game – Origin – after what appears to be the biggest hack in DeFi history. According to the post on substack, Axie Infinity: Origin will go live on the Mavis Hub on April 7th. It was originally slated to launch on March 31st. Axie Infinity: Origin Following the major security breach, Axie stated that the platform needs to reprioritize its efforts and delay the launch date by a week. While...

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The Biggest Ever Crypto Hack: What Happened in the Ronin Bridge Attack

Ronin Network, a critical bridge chain that powers Axie Infinity, was attacked, and this resulted in in a loss of 173,600 Ethereum and 25.5M USDC, equivalent to over $600M. Since the breach occurred on March 23rd, the stolen funds have flowed into FTX, Huobi, and CryptoCom, which have all vowed to take actions to trace the funds. Binance said it had temporarily suspended withdrawals and deposits on the Ronin Network. Sky Mavis, the company behind Axie Infinity, said it would...

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Largest Crypto Hack Ever? Ronin Bridge Exploited for $600M+ in ETH and USDC

Ronin – an EVM blockchain for play-to-earn games – recently fell victim to one of the largest hacks in the history of crypto. A whopping 173,600 ETH was drained from Ronin bridge within the last week, alongside another 25.5M USDC. According to a community alert issued by Ronin, the hack occurred due to Ronin validator nodes and Axie DAO validator nodes being compromised. This led to hacked private keys being used to forge two fake network withdrawals (1 and 2) that absorbed...

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Cashio Hacker Sets Conditions to Return Stolen $50 Million

The anonymous hacker behind the theft of over $50 million from the Solana-based stablecoin protocol Cashio has set some conditions for returning the stolen funds to affected users. The Cashio hacker has set forth conditions for returning funds stolen from the decentralized platform. Data from Etherscan shows someone in control of the wallet linked to the exploit detailing how restitution could happen for people affected by the attack. The hacker gave six conditions, part of...

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Solana Exploit: $50 Million Stolen from Infinite Stablecoin Minting Glitch

About $50 million has been robbed from a Solana-native stablecoin protocol using a ‘fake account’ exploit. This apparently allowed the hacker to mint an unlimited amount of CASH, which the team behind the stablecoin has confessed to. As explained by samczun of Paradigm on Twitter, CashioApp requires users to deposit collateral in order to mint more CASH, its stablecoin token. The cross-program invocation (CPI) transfers tokens from one’s account to the account of the...

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Hacker Drained $600K Worth of Crypto From Li Finance

Li Finance (LiFi) became the latest victim of cyber-attackers, with nearly $600,000 worth of cryptocurrencies stolen from 29 wallets. Shortly after, the team published a post explaining the issue and promised to reimburse all affected users. LiFi Falls Victim to a DeFi Hack The blockchain protocol explained that the attack occurred on March 20, 2022, when a hacker exploited LiFi’s smart contract (specifically its swapping feature), making users who gave infinite approval...

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Hackes Exploit Arbitrum-based Marketplace Treasure: Over 100 NFTs Stolen

Hundreds of NFTs were stolen in the TreasureDAO exploit, conducted through a series of transactions. The attackers were able to exploit a bug in the protocol that enabled them to mint NFTs for free. Soon after, the platform urged its users to delist their non-fungible tokens from the marketplace. TreasureDAO Exploited In yet another major blow to the NFT industry, the latest project to have fallen victim to a massive beach is – TreasureDAO – the biggest NFT marketplace on the...

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North Korean Hackers Launder Crypto Using Sophisticated Techniques: Report

According to a recent analysis, the Pyongyang-led cybercrime organization – the Lazarus Group – employs advanced techniques to steal and launder cryptocurrencies. The gang has shown “remarkable adaptation to evolving regulation,” the report warned. North Korea and Crypto While China and Russia traditionally captivate the attention of most democratic governments concerned about cyber security, totalitarian North Korea is gradually emerging as a leader in such attacks.  In its...

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